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Isle of Eigg, Day 5: Farewell to Eigg

I won’t pretend to be an expert on the Isle of Eigg after a stay of only 4 nights and 5 days, for most of which it rained. I won’t pretend I did all you should do and saw all you should see on the island in those 4 nights and 5 days, and I […]

Isle of Eigg, Day 4: Cathedral Caves & Cèilidh Rehearsal

I roused early the next morning, despite having stayed up late at the Galmisdale Bay Café & Bar the night before. (See my previous post, Isle of Eigg, Day 3: Island of the Big Women, Part 2, for more on that.) Ailidh, my AirBnB host, drove us home from the bar the night before. She […]

Isle of Eigg, Day 3: Island of the Big Women, Part 2

… Where was I? Oh, that’s right! I was telling you about the Gaelic name for the Isle of Eigg – “Eilean nam Ban Mora” – which translates to, “The Island of the Big Women.” If you want to learn more about the Gaelic name for Eigg, and where it comes from, check out my […]

Isle of Eigg, Day 3: Island of the Big Women, Part 1

As I sit down to write this, it’s another brutally hot summer’s day in New York City. I’ve kept the blinds closed, lit a few candles, and turned the air conditioner on – all for it to feel a bit more like it did that night, last summer, on Eilean nam Ban Mora, the Gaelic name for […]

Isle of Eigg, Day 3: The Only Taxi

“Yer no from around here, are ye!”  These were the first words out of Charlie’s mouth when I appeared, absolutely drookit (Scots, adj. – drenched or soaked through), in his doorway. I smiled. Not because what Charlie said was funny (even though it was), but because I knew in that instant that I was no […]

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